New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Alchemist, The“Russian Roulette [MP3 Download]” (guests: Evidence, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; CD)(Decon, July 17, 2012)
Animal Kingdom (North London alt-rock trio)“The Looking Away” (producer: David Kosten; first single: “Strange Attractor”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Boombox/Mom + Pop, July 17, 2012)
Baroness (Savannah-based rock quartet)“Yellow & Green” (producer: John Congleton; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Relapse, July 17, 2012)
Boys Like Girls“Crazy World – EP [MP3 Download]” (three-song EP; Hear here)(Columbia, July 17, 2012)
Brian Bromberg“Bromberg Plays Hendrix” (MP3 Download), “In the Spirit of Jobim” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Artistry Music, July 17, 2012)
Bury Tomorrow (U.K. metal act)“The Union of Crowns” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Nuclear Blast, July 17, 2012)
Capital Lights (Christian pop rock band)“Rhythm ‘N’ Moves” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Tooth & Nail, July 17, 2012)
Citizen Cope“One Lovely Day” (first single: “One Lovely Day”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Rainwater/MRI /RED, July 17, 2012)
Jimmy Cliff“Rebirth” (the reggae icon’s first full-length album in more than seven years; producer: Tim Armstrong; first single: “One More”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Collective Sounds, July 17, 2012)
Com Truise (New Jersey producer Seth Haley)“In Decay [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Ghostly International, July 17, 2012)
Joey DeFrancesco, Larry Coryell, Jimmy Cobb“Wonderful! Wonderful!” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(HighNote, July 17, 2012)
Drowning Men, The“All of the Unknown” (producer: Billy Mohler; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Borstal Beat, July 17, 2012 – Flogging Molly’s label)
Duke Ellington Legacy with Houston Person“Single Petal of a Rose” (nine-piece ensemble founded by Ellington’s grandson, guitarist Edward Kennedy Ellington II; Hear here)(Renma Recordings, July 17, 2012)
The Farm Inc. (Nashville trio)“The Farm Inc.” (producers: band member Nick Hoffman, Danny Myrick; first single: “Home Sweet Home”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(All-In Records/Elektra Nashville, July 17, 2012)
Fixx, The“Beautiful Friction” (their first album since 2003; producer: Nick Jackson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Kirtland, July 17, 2012)
Gatekeeper“Exo [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; Vinyl; CD)(Hippos in Tanks, July 17, 2012)
Teea Goans (country singer)“That’s Just Me” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Crosswind, July 16, 2012)
Jon Dee Graham“Garage Sale” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Freedom, July 17, 2012)
HELLYEAH“Band of Brothers” (producers: HELLYEAH, Jeremy Parker; first single: “War in Me”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Eleven Seven Music, July 17, 2012)
Missy Higgins“The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle” (producers: Butterfly Boucher, Brad Jones; first single: “Unashamed Desire”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Eleven: A Music Company/Vagrant, July 17, 2012)
High-Def Xperience“Stone to the Bone [MP3 Download]” (producer: Dusty Baker; Hear here)(Table, July 17, 2012)
Susanna Hoffs“Someday” (producer: Mitchell Froom; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Baroque Folk/Welk Music Group, July 17, 2012)
Cosmo Jarvis“Think Bigger” (first single: “Love This”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Frame/The End, July 17, 2012)
JEFF the Neighborhood (Nashville rockers Jake and Jamin Orrall)“Hypnotic Nights” (producers: Dan Auerbach, JEFF The Brotherhood; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Warner, July 17, 2012)
Elton John vs. Pnau“Good Morning to the Night” (Aussie duo Pnau, including Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun, got free access to Elton John’s master tapes, using his vocals and other song elements in these remixes; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Casablanca, July 17, 2012)
Miloš Karadaglić (classical guitarist from Montenegro)“Pasion” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Deutsche Grammophon, July 17, 2012)
Kidz Bop Kids“Kidz Bop 22” (16 songs; MP3 Download)(Razor & Tie, July 17, 2012)
Michael Kiwanuka (winner of the BBC Sound of 2012 prize)“Home Again” (released in the U.K. in March; producer: Paul Butler of The Bees; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Cherrytree/Interscope, July 17, 2012)
Jimbo Mathus (former leader of Squirrel Nut Zippers)“Blue Light” (producer: Bruce Watson; Hear here; Read here)(Big Legal Mess, July 17, 2012)
Matisyahu“Spark Seeker” (producer: Kool Kojak; first single: “Sunshine”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Fallen Sparks, July 17, 2012)
Milo Greene (L.A. quintet)“Milo Greene” (producers: Milo Greene, Ryan Hadlock; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Chop Shop/Atlantic, July 17, 2012)
Nas“Life Is Good” (producers: Salaam Remi, Hit-Boy, No I.D., Da Internz, Heavy D, DJ Premier, Swizz Beatz, The Alchemist, 9th Wonder, Just Blaze, RZA, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Q-Tip, Statik Selektah, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, etc.; first single: “Daughters”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Def Jam, July 17, 2012)
Frank Ocean“channel ORANGE [MP3 Download]” (producers: Shea Taylor, Malay, The Neptunes; guests: John Mayer, Andre 3000, Earl Sweatshirt; first single: “Pyramids”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; CD)(Odd Future/Def Jam, July 17, 2012)
Old Crow Medicine Show“Carry Me Back” (their first album since 2008; producer: Ted Hutt; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(ATO, July 17, 2012)
Vanessa Peters (Texas singer-songwriter)“The Burn The Truth The Lies” (producer: Rip Rowan; Hear here)(Vanessa Peters, July 17, 2012)
Phillip Phillips (“American Idol” season 11 winner)“American Idol Season 11 Highlights” (Hear here)(19 Recordings/Interscope, July 17, 2012)
Pierce the Veil“Collide With the Sky” (producers: Dan Korneff, Kato Khandwala, Vic Fuentes; guest: Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn; first single: “King For a Day”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Fearless, July 17, 2012)
Saving Abel“Bringing Down the Giant” (first single: “Bringing Down the Giant”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(eOne Music, July 17, 2012)
Billy Joe Shaver“Live at Billy Bob’s Texas” (two discs)(Smith Music Group, July 17, 2012)
Soul Asylum“Delayed Reaction” (producers: Soul Asylum, John Fields; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(429, July 17, 2012)
Steps“Steps Live! 2012” (recorded at London O2 Arena on April 19, 2012)(U.K. – Concert Live, July 16, 2012)
3 Pill Morning (Midwest rock quartet)“Black Tie Love Affair” (producer: Jon King; Hear here; MP3 Download)(A2Z/Page 2 Music/eOne, July 17, 2012)
Treatment, The (British rockers)“This Might Hurt” (producer: Laurie Mansworth; first single: “Nothing to Lose”; Hear here)(Spinefarm, July 17, 2012)
Various artists“Even More Songs of Route 66: From Here To There” (producer: David Sanger; contributors: The Band of Heathens, Dale Watson, Slaid Cleaves, Elizabeth McQueen, Carolyn Wonderland, Seth Walker, Matt the Electrician, etc.; MP3 Download)(Lazy S.O.B. Recordings, July 17, 2012)
Various artists“Step Up Revolution [Film soundtrack]” (includes tracks by Travis Barker, Far East Movement, Timbaland, M.I.A., Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, etc.; opens in theaters on July 27; See here; MP3 Download)(Interscope, July 17, 2012)
Very Best, The“MTMTMK” (guests: Amadou & Mariam, Baaba Maal, K’naan, etc.; first single: “Yoshua Alikuti”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Moshi Moshi/Cooperative Music, July 17, 2012)
Wiggles, The“Big Birthday!” (31 songs; Hear here; DVD; MP3 Download)(7-N Music/Razor & Tie, July 17, 2012)
Hans Zimmer“The Dark Knight Rises [Film soundtrack]” (in theaters July 20; See here; MP3 Download)(WaterTower Music/Warner, July 17, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
America“Perspective/In Concert” (1984, 1985 albums on one CD; remastered)(U.K. – BGO, July 16, 2012)
Ames Brothers, The“Hello Italy! [MP3 Download]” (2004 compilation), “Knees Up! Mother Brown [MP3 Download]” (2004 compilation)(RCA/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Daniel Barenboim“The Very Best of Daniel Barenboim” (two CDs)(EMI Classics, July 17, 2012)
Be Good Tanyas, The“A Collection” (16 songs, covering 2000-2012; MP3 Download)(Nettwerk, July 17, 2012)
Brothers Four, The“Rally ‘Round! [MP3 Download]” (1960 album), “Roamin’ [MP3 Download]” (1960 album)(Columbia/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Charlie Byrd“Travellin’ Man [MP3 Download]” (1965 album), “The Touch of God [MP3 Download]” (1966 album)(Columbia/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Cher“Greatest Hits [MP3 Download]” (11 songs)(Geffen/UMe, July 17, 2012)
Crosby, Stills & Nash“Daylight Again” (1982 album; see related DVD below)(13th Star, July 17, 2012)
Lamont Dozier“Working on You [MP3 Download]” (1981 album)(Columbia/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Dreams (jazz rock group featured Bill Cobham Jr., Clear Light’s Doug Lubahn and Mike and Randy Brecker)“Dreams [MP3 Download]” (1970 album)(Columbia/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Eminem“Trailer Park Celebrity” (17 unreleased tracks)(U.K. – GL Recordings, July 16, 2012)
Fairfield Four, The“Revival” (recorded at Nixon Studio in Nashville in 1989; MP3 Download)(Spring Fed, July 17, 2012)
Donny Hathaway“Live + In Performance” (1972, 1980 albums; remastered)(Shout! Factory, July 17, 2012)
Nona Hendryx“Nona Hendryx [MP3 Download]” (1977 album)(Epic/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Janis Ian“Playlist: The Very Best of Janis Ian [MP3 Download]” (14 songs)(Columbia/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Peggy King“Wish Upon a Star [MP3 Download]” (1955 album; orchestra conducted by Percy Faith)(Columbia/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Charles Lloyd“Discovery! [MP3 Download]” (1964 album), “Nirvana [MP3 Download]” (1968 album)(Columbia/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Marcy Playground“Lunch, Recess & Detention” (19-song collection of rarities, B-sides and new recordings; Hear here; Track list; MP3 Download)(Capitol, July 17, 2012)
Skip Martin“The Music from Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer [MP3 Download]” (1959 album)(RCA/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Curtis Mayfield“The Very Best of Curtis Mayfield [MP3 Download]” (16 songs)(Rhino, July 17, 2012)
Van McCoy“Night Time Is Lonely Time [MP3 Download]” (1966 album)(Columbia/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Melba Moore“This Is It (Expanded Edition)” (1976 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks)(Funkytowngrooves, July 17, 2012)
Melba Moore“Closer [MP3 Download]” (1980 album)(Epic/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
New Birth, The“Ain’t No Big Thing, But It’s Growing [MP3 Download]” (1971 album)(RCA/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Jessye Norman“The Very Best of Jessye Norman” (two CDs, 35 tracks; MP3 Download)(EMI Classics, July 17, 2012)
Sam Phillips“Martinis & Bikinis” (1994 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Vinyl)(Omnivore Recordings/EMI, July 17, 2012)
Quicksilver Messenger Service“Happy Trails Live 1969”(Cleopatra, July 17, 2012)
Sviatoslav Richter“The Very Best of Sviatoslav Richter” (two CDs, 35 tracks; MP3 Download)(EMI Classics, July 17, 2012)
Ravi Shankar“The Very Best of Ravi Shankar” (two CDs; MP3 Download)(EMI Classics, July 17, 2012)
Smashing Pumpkins, The“Pisces Iscariot [CD/DVD]” (1994 album; remastered, with a second CD of 17 previously unreleased tracks or alternate versions and a DVD containing “Pulse Basement Jam,” a Pulse cable access performance on Nov. 19, 1988, and bonus live songs; Read here)(Virgin/EMI, July 17, 2012)
Starcastle“Fountains of Light [MP3 Download]” (1977 album)(Epic/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Tavares“Words and Music (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks)(Funkytowngrooves, July 17, 2012)
Paul Tortelier“The Very Best of Paul Tortelier” (two CDs, 36 tracks; MP3 Download)(EMI Classics, July 17, 2012)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call British” (16 hits; MP3 Download)(Capitol, July 17, 2012)
10cc“I’m Not in Love: The Essential Collection” (two CDs, 36 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Spectrum/Universal, July 16, 2012)
Various artists“Strange Passion” (14-track collection of Irish post-punk, DIY and electronic rarities; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Finders Keepers/B-Music/Cache Cache, July 17, 2012)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call a No. 1” (three-CD, 60-song set celebrating 60 years of the Official Singles Chart in the U.K.; Track list)(U.K. – EMI, July 16, 2012)
Various artists“’60s Music Revolution [Box set]” (nine CDs, 145 songs; Track list)(Time Life, July 17, 2012)
Various artists“Pete Waterman Presents the Hit Factory: The Soundtrack to a Generation” (25th anniversary two-CD, 40-song retrospective of PWL Records, featuring hits by Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Steps, Jason Donovan, Dead or Alive, etc.; Track list; Deluxe edition, with a DVD)(U.K. – Sony, July 16, 2012)
Steve Walsh“Schemer-Dreamer [MP3 Download]” (1980 album)(Epic/Legacy, July 17, 2012)
Bernard Wright” ‘Nard [MP3 Download]” (1981 album)(Cherry Red, July 17, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Crosby, Stills & Nash“CSN 2012 [DVD]” (filmed during their 2012 tour, plus “A Conversation with David, Stephen and Graham”; Blu-ray; CD)(CSN, July 17, 2012)
Genesis“The Gabriel Years [DVD]” (two discs)(Hurricane International, July 17, 2012)
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor“Singin’ in the Rain: 60th Anniversary Edition — Ultimate Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray/DVD]” (1952 film; Blu-ray)(Warner Home Video, July 17, 2012)
Ozzy Osbourne“Speak of the Devil [DVD]” (filmed at Irvine Meadows, Calif., in 1982)(Eagle Rock, July 17, 2012)
Will Sasso, Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos“The Three Stooges: The Movie [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray)(20th Century Fox, July 17, 2012)
Tom Waits“Down By Law (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1986 film)(Criterion Collection, July 17, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Beatles, The“Still the Greatest: The Essential Solo Beatles Songs [Hardcover]” (author: Andrew Grant Jackson)(Scarecrow Press, July 16, 2012)
Cher“Cher: Strong Enough [Paperback]” (author: Josiah Howard)(Plexus Publishing, July 17, 2012)
Elton John“Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS [Hardcover]” (Kindle)(Little, Brown and Company, July 17, 2012)
Alistar Lawrence“Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World [Hardcover]”(Bloomsbury Publishing, July 19, 2012)
Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman“Louder Than Hell: The Uncensored, Unflinching Saga of Forty Years of Metal Mayhem [Kindle]”(It Books/HarperCollins, July 19, 2012)
Stone Roses, The“Breaking Into Heaven: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of The Stone Roses [Paperback]” (author: Mick Middles)(Omnibus Press, July 16, 2012)

Next week: July 24, 2012

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